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“Be aware of pickpocket” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas
La Rambla, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #86 of 328 attractions in Barcelona
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tired of dodging cars when trying to cross the street? This busy street is just for pedestrians and is lined with outdoor markets, shops, restaurants and cafes.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“Be aware of pickpocket”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2005

I stayed in Barcelona earlier this year and enjoyed it a lot. Only bad experience was on Las Ramblas, I caught a girl aged 15 her hand in my hand bag while I was standing watching a guitar player on Las Ramblas. Sop just be aware.

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“Ramblas rambles on”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2005

Street performers are spectacular. The mercat bouquerie on las ramblas is great. Otherwise touristy with postcards and bits of junk. Reminded me of every other tourist area except spanish.

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“If you don't like Ramblas you have no soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2005

Lizards in cages. Huge bunches of roses. Newspaper sellers. Chinese buildings with dragons. Unbelievably elaborate water fountains. Artists doing portraits. Street cafes. Flower sellers. Breakdancers. Prostitutes touting for business afterdark. Mime artists. Puppetteers with skeletons dancing to Blue Suede Shoes. Horses & traps. Living statues. Tourists in their milling thousands. Beggars. Animal stalls complete with chattering birds. Street markets. And this just scrapes the surface of the endless parade of life in the Ramblas.

Only fierce poseurs who pretend to hate everything fun could dislike the Ramblas. Yes it's expensive to eat and drink, but who cares ? You pay 14 euros to go into the Contemporary Art Gallery which to be frank is a total waste of money (unless you like looking at empty rooms where the "artwork" consists of a block of wood in the middle of it) so if you enjoy life your money is far better spent on a Sangria de Cava and a cake in the Cafe d'Opera sitting out on the terrace people-watching.

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“urban art in life form”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2005

Loved this place heard so much about it a lively walk from the Colon monument to the plce del Cataluna . Excellent shops and restraunts and the usual McDonalds and the like yet there are great restraunts where one can dine alfresco. Word of warning beware of people asking you to find the pea under the shell they are con artists and a hive for petty crooks pickpockets etc. The beer in the restraunts was dear c 8 euros but generous measures and went down well with the wonderful cuisine which ranges from tapas bars to steak houses and burger bars to the fish and chip jaunts. The highlight is for me he human statues and there are so many wondeful costumes its a delight to see as are the many buskers. The usual lottery stalls and paper stalls are offst by the many colourfulstalls selling everthing from newspapers to live animals although they were not very well looked after., A fabulous time can be had in this thouroughfare a visit to the Boquera market is a must for anyone wanting to see a bustling yet colourful ,market and some of the produce here to is rather exotic. Word of warning is of coures be alert to pety theives and dont leave valuables on show. Yet with a little vigilance and commmon sense Las Ramblas can be a day in itself I highly reccommend it.l

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“watch yourself after dark!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2005

just been to la ramblas to watch chelsea and barcelona play in the champions league, got very drunk the first night and i cant believe me of all people got pick pocketed by the prostitute`s. the ploy is to gather round and ask if you want business. then i was pick pocketed, out of tight front jeans pockets! mind you i should`nt have taken £900 out with me. ( i didnt trust the hotel room. lol)

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